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Carisma

#18 of 6,796 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
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73 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G3, Canada
+1 416-864-7373
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was great, the service was great and the food was absolutely delicious. The bread was fantastic! This was our favorite meal of the trip! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Akira S
los angeles
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Loved our dinner here. Warm mushroom salad was so flavorful. The fresh bread with a little salt and rosemary, baked then set lightly upon olive oil... Fresh fish was perfectly prepared. The servers were attentive and the family who runs it were engaging and happy. Wish we had time to go a second time!

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Thank veejer
Toronto
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I recently visited Carisma for a business dinner. What a wonderful experience. Host and I do call him host because he was just that; was amazing. I am a vegetarian and although the menu did not have a vegetarian selection, our host provided me with a lovely meal. From the antipasti onward, it was pure excellence. I am not a... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Excellent in every respect. From the moment you arrive you are treated like royalty. The food is exquisite and the attentiveness of the servers is good but not overbearing or intrusive, They provide you with menu choices not listed and the chef is willing to make changes to accommodate. An excellent dining experience.

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Thank Glen F
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Ate here a few days ago and had an excellent meal. Place was very busy but the food was still of a high quality and was not compromised in any way. Our waiter Carlos was very friendly and kept us amused between courses.

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1 Thank Martyn D
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Carisma lives up to its name. The staff are friendly, professional and helpful with menu and wine selection, and they have the art of attentive service while giving your group an enjoyable private time down to a science. The whole restaurant has a nice buzz of energy, which I chalked up to happy customers enjoying their meal - and overall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by the hotel concierge,as I did want a pizza type of place.the staff were extremely friendly ,happy ,made you smile.the food when it arrived was heavenly .the cook has come from Italy ,and it's true Tuscany fare. Mushroom starter Pasta with meat and truffle starter Ricotta cheese gnocchi starter The mains ...fresh fish of the day Ossobucco very... More 

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1 Thank rosem111
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I went to Carisma for the first time with my family a couple of weeks ago and it did not disappoint! The service was friendly and attentive (without being overbearing), and the food was outstanding. To start, my husband and I split the grilled calamari and the carpaccio, and both were perfectly prepared and delicious. We also split pastas for... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We visited Carisma after a full day of walking around Toronto and were feeling a little dazed. Carisma has a quiet comfortable atmosphere which was exactly what we needed. The wait staff are fantastic. With our dazed and confused state our server was very accommodating with our inability to find something that was “just right”. He talked us through some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We split a mushroom and goat cheese salad that was warm and one of the best salads we have ever tasted. The warn bread they serve when you arrive has olive oil already on it and is like eating desert if you are a bread lover. The main course and desert also were we'll prepared and beautifully presented. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 King St E, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-864-7373

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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